AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 12 (December)

Conversion and Revision Hip Arthroplasty (December 2008)

December 2008 page 3 Coding Brief:Conversion and Revision Hip Arthroplasty We have received requests for guidance related to the reporting of revision versus conversion hip arthroplasty procedures. Codes 27132 and 27134 have similar descriptor terminology: 27132Conversion of previous hip surgery to total hip arthroplasty, with or without autograft or allograft 27134Revision of total hip arthroplasty; both components, with or without autograft or allograft To provide clarification of the intent and use of the revision and conversion hip arthroplasty codes, the reporting circumstances distinguishing these codes are discussed. We shall use frequently asked questions submitted by our readers to further...

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